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Thanks for the tips. The lock pin is definitely...

Thanks for the tips. The lock pin is definitely only threaded on one side. I contacted Baldwin tech support and they asked me to send them pictures so they can give me "re-handing instructions" for...
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Posted By Mdowling56

Baldwin Privacy Latch is making my brain hurt, what am i missing?

I'm trying to install some Baldwin privacy knobs on our bedroom doors and ran into an issue that I just can't figure out. I'm really hoping there is an obvious answer and i'm just not seeing it.
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Posted By Mdowling56

When to strip vs painting over existing paint?

I need to repaint all of my door jambs to match the new trim that i've put in. The house is old and the jambs have 40+ years worth of paint on them, who knows how many times they've been painted...
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Posted By Mdowling56

Appreciate the tips! The base was...

Appreciate the tips!

The base was originally sprayed with a high gloss white latex. Spraying tends to knock the shine down a little so it's probably somewhere between a high and a semi gloss. I'm...
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Posted By Mdowling56

How do you touch up paint on sprayed baseboard?

Hi all,

How do you do touch up paint on things that were sprayed and not rolled or brushed?

All of our baseboard was sprayed with an airless sprayer. I'd like to touch up a few spots where...
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Posted By Mdowling56

The plan was to lay a sheet of poly under the...

The plan was to lay a sheet of poly under the plywood and then screw it down into the slab with tapcons, similar to how you'd lay down a subfloor on florr joist.
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Posted By Mdowling56

Can i get away with 1/2" plywood over a slab?

Hi all,

80% of my house is raised with 3/4" plywood sub-floors, i've already installed 3/" red oak in these areas and it came out great.

Now we're to the part of the house that's a little bit...
12-04-14, 02:11 PM
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Posted By Mdowling56

Thank you for the info. I happen to have a...

Thank you for the info. I happen to have a picture of what's left of the label on the inside of the box. Is there anything on this label that I can reference in my search?

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12-04-14, 08:45 AM
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Posted By Mdowling56

Electrical panel missing cover

Hi Everyone,

We had some HVAC work done last week and the installer pointed out that our 100amp box was missing the cover pate for the breakers. So when you open the flap on the box, you're...
11-24-14, 03:04 PM
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Posted By Mdowling56

My mistake, I thought I was smarter than the...

My mistake, I thought I was smarter than the system ;)

The house was built in 68, does not look like any of the HVAC has been updated since.

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11-21-14, 01:07 PM
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Posted By Mdowling56

Do these look like asbestos ducts?

We had a sales consultant from a big HVAC company over the other day to give us a quote on upgrading our furnace.

During the walk through he pointed out our attic ducts and mentioned that they...
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Posted By Mdowling56

Best sealant for installing vinyl retrofit windows?

Hi all,

We just ordered 5 vinyl retrofit replacement windows to install over our existing aluminum track style ones.

The manufactures documentation does not give any recommendations as far as...
07-16-14, 08:20 AM
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Posted By Mdowling56

Thanks guys, this makes me feel more confident...

Thanks guys, this makes me feel more confident about putting it into service.

Appreciate the replies.
07-15-14, 08:19 AM
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Posted By Mdowling56

Hi, these motor run off normal household 115v,...

Hi, these motor run off normal household 115v, and I'm testing them on a good 20 amp leg in my garage. I dont think that's the problem.


Thanks for the reply's.
07-14-14, 09:02 AM
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Posted By Mdowling56

3/4 horse electric motor - Sparks when started ???

Hi All,

I was given a Shertech 3/4 horse electric motor that was pretty dirty but was supposed to be in good working order.

I stripped it down, cleaned it up and put it back together...
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Posted By Mdowling56

Machine polishing stainless steel

Hi All,

I have a stainless steel industrial storage container that I'd like to get looking nice again. It's got quite a few scratches / scuffs / est...

I know stainless is usually polished,...
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Posted By Mdowling56

Zinsser BIN Primer vs Sealer for urine smell?

Hi all,

We pulled up our carpet the other day and immediately noticed a strong urine smell coming from the subfloor. We just recently purchased the house so this was undoubtedly caused by the...
06-02-14, 08:51 AM
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Posted By Mdowling56

Tips for replacing a termite damaged sole plate?

Hi All,

I was tearing out some baseboard in my living room yesterday and noticed an abundance of termite poop coming out from behind the wall. (I have a button board and plaster house so the...
02-28-14, 07:54 AM
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Posted By Mdowling56

Brackets for mounting a counter top to a wall.

Hi All,

We just picked up an 8' counter-top from Ikea which I plan to mount in my office and use a desk. In order to keep a clean look, I'd like to mount this to the wall and have it be free...
02-25-14, 08:49 AM
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Posted By Mdowling56

Touching up paint on sprayed baseboard?

Hi All,

Over the weekend I sprayed and installed the baseboards in my wife's closet. I've filled the nail holes and caulked the gaps and now have a question about touch up paint.

Since I...
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Posted By Mdowling56

Sorry, Should have mentioned... the house was...

Sorry, Should have mentioned... the house was tented last summer, so no mo termites. Just dealing with their aftermath now.
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Posted By Mdowling56

Fixing termite damage before starting Red Oak nail down project. Need some advce

Hi All,

So the father-in-law and I spent our Sunday morning pulling up carpet and getting prepped for our 3/4 BellaWood Red Oak project.

When we inspected the sub flooring we noticed two...
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Posted By Mdowling56

Aluminum oxide vs standard Poly finish for Red Oak ?

Hi Everyone,

We recently bought 1500 sqft of Bellawood pre-finished (natural) red oak flooring which i'm very happy with.

However, now I have to figure out what to do with all of the...
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Posted By Mdowling56

Can i lay down solid hardwood over Laminate?

Hi All,

So we have an interesting house in that 85% of it is on raised foundation and 15% is on a slab. The portion of the house that is on a slab has laminate flooring which was glued directly...
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Posted By Mdowling56

Thanks for the reply's. I should have also...

Thanks for the reply's. I should have also mentioned why i'm so hung up on the stipple. So we had acoustic ceilings... because our acoustic was plaster based (not easily scrape-able) it was pretty...
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